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Old 05-31-2007, 06:51 PM   #41
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Dad - G!d damnit, use your head!
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:42 PM   #42
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Dad - "Plan your work and work your plan."

Mom - "It takes all kinds."

So I grew up with some work ethic and tolerance for others. But they also had a "What would the neighbors think?" attitude. I gave up caring about what other people think about 25 years ago.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:53 PM   #43
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Dad: "Oh, for cry'in out loud"
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:02 PM   #44
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Mom was a single working mom. In the morning we had to getup early and get to school so she could then get to work. If somebody had a bellyache she would say, "Get in the car we don't have time to be sick."

To date, I still don't have time to be sick.
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:13 PM   #45
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Grandpa: "Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle!"
Grandpa: "If that wouldn't frost you."
Grandpa: "Blind in one eye and can't see out of the other."
Mom: "Because I said so."
Mom: "The world's not fair." Her response to us complaining that whatever she was saying wasn't fair...and she was right.
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:10 PM   #46
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'What do you call that maneuver numb nuts?'

'(he, she, they) hasn't/haven't got the brains God gave a crowbar."

' That(person, place or thing) has as much (value, wisdom, worth) as a pitcher of warm spit.'

Instead of - 'I'll drink to that' - That's worth a cold one.

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Old 05-31-2007, 10:15 PM   #47
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Instead of - 'I'll drink to that' - That's worth a cold one.

Got a nice ring to it...
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Some from my thirty years in New Orleans:

'Well sh#t in the market!' from a 9th ward guy whereas I might say 'Well I'll be!(dammed is optional).

Y'at for where are you at as in how are you. Long version followed by How's yer Momma and dem - all run together.

Make groceries(go shopping) and pass by(to go visit).

And 'axe' for ask - go axe yer Momma.

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Old 06-01-2007, 12:12 AM   #49
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Hmmmm... there were plenty.. but I just can't remember them right now...

But one that my Dad said all the time... "do you want a 10 and a half up your a$$?"

His curse word was "Balls"..
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The late SO - used to use the word 'sugarbeets!' when she didn't want to use 'that four letter S word.' She was born and raised in Philly so I figured it was a local expression.

- as a kid my parents just swore. I was expected not to do it school or church.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:47 PM   #51
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My father was an immigrant. English was his second language. He would sometimes say things that were almost right. The best was.

"Get out from underneath my goat."

(I think its a combination of "get my goat" and "under my skin")
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:07 PM   #52
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Mom: You ain't got sense enough to come out of the rain.

Mom: Y'all are dim as a two-watt light bulb.

Dad: (After one of the kids complained/cried about the other hitting, touching or otherwise bothering another kid) "You two sit there for five minutes and hold hands." Not fun.
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One of Mom's favorites: You need your head examined!

Still true...
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Now that I'm a dad I've adopted the following:

When I tell my son "no" he replies "that's not fair"
I tell him "life's not fair, that's a place where they have rides and cotton candy!"
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This thread has brought back all kinds of fond memories. NOT.

My spouse observed the other day that I say "G**-d****t" in exactly the same intonation & emphasis as my father, especially when I've just hit my head on something. So I guess I really was paying attention all those years.

Near Christmastime my mother used to regularly threaten to phone in a SITREP to Santa at the North Pole. The one time she actually had to pick up the phone and make the call, I thought my brother and I were going to die of fright & juvenile remorse. Years later we were told that the effect lasted until February.

Other favorites:
Mom: "Stop that or I'll give you something to REALLY cry about!"
Dad: "Stop hopping around like that or I'll nail the other foot to the floor!"
I think he was bluffing but we weren't going to be the first to find out.

Another Dad favorite: "But you just went 20 minutes ago!!?"

On long trips we'd eternally be pestering him to make the car's A/C hotter or colder. He'd wave his fingers over the thermostat and the fan controls (changing nothing) and say "Wait a minute to let it catch up". A bit later he'd say "How is it now?" We almost always answered "Fine, thanks!" and I was in my 30s before he told us that story.

Our kid is 14 years old and has never been on a car trip of greater than 60 miles. She thinks the following are hilarious:
"Are we there yet?"
"She's looking at me!"
"He's touching my side of the car!"
"She's making faces at me!"
"Dad, I hear a siren! What's that flashing red light for on the car behind us?"
"I have to go!"
"Are we there yet?"
"I'm hungry again!"
"Oh, I have to go to the bathroom again..."
"Are we there yet?"
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Mom: "Stop that or I'll give you something to REALLY cry about!"
I heard that...
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"why buy the cow when you could milk it for free"
" tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are" :confused:huh??

"close the damn door, were you born in a barn or do you have a long tail?"
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+1 for "stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about"!
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